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2011 Keynotes, Contemporaries

Very Different Tonight: The Contagious Nightmares of Wilhelm Reich

Kim Cooper

This is a story about slippage between things that are objectively real
and things that are unknowable, about how one man’s memories
of a unique and troubled childhood….


Peer Reviewed

Counterfactual States of America: On Parallel Worlds and Longing for the Law

Fiction takes us out of this world. A given work might set fabricated characters and events within the actual existing world, thereby altering it; or it might fabricate a new…

Figure 5. Hiroshima, Fall 1945.

Peer Reviewed

Hiroshima and the Nuclear Event

“The most spectacular event of the past half-century,” Thomas Schelling announced in his Nobel Lecture of 2005, “is one that did not occur. We have enjoyed sixty years without nuclear…


Peer Reviewed

Richard Wright and the Police

Richard Wright always coincides with his object. -Georges Charbonnier Toward the end of his life, after a long exile in France accompanied by intermittent harassment by American internal security agencies,…

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Peer Reviewed

P45 Peer Reviewed: The Launch

Essays by Jeffrey Clapp, Deak Nabers, and Paul K. Saint-Amour

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2011 Keynotes, Announcements

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“We’ll eat you up we love you so”

Warners Gone Wild

J. D. Connor

Personal Days